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Electro-mechanical Engineer Degree Apprenticeship

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Closing date
29 May 2022

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Energy & Utilities, Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
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Here's what you'll be doing

Here at E.ON we deliver a range of energy solutions including District Heating Schemes, onsite generation and highways lighting. We want to help our customers take control of their energy and we’re always looking for new and improved ways of doing things. We work across a variety of industries using the latest technology to help build a better energy future. In the UK, City Energy Solutions & Generation has 9 power plants / CHP sites and over 64 district heating sites, with more under construction.

As part of the Engineering team as an Electro-Mechanical Engineer, you will play a key role in the design, development, construction and operations of energy solutions that will support our commercial customers shift towards cleaner energy production. The way that we use and view energy is going through massive change currently with new technologies constantly being created to help shift to a greener world. As part of this shift, projects will play a huge role in creating new schemes or products for our customers as well as shaping and supporting the necessary internal changes we face as an organisation. 

You’ll spend time working with various parts of E.ON rather than staying in just one department. This will give you access to all kinds of internal and external influencers and experts. With opportunities to work on big transformation projects that require broad knowledge and flexible skills, as everyday task-based work.

You’ll attend the University of Nottingham to study for a BEng (Honours) Electro-Mechanical Engineering over 5 years E.ON will support you by providing a tailored internal development programme, to help you to attain the knowledge, skills and behaviours to successfully achieve your apprenticeship, and support your career in Engineering. We are committed to your learning and after you complete your course, we will support you on your path to gaining Chartered status, as well as supporting your ongoing growth, development and training.

Some of the topics that you’ll cover within this course include:


  • Principles of Electro-mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Energy Conditioning and Control 
  • Materials and manufacturing
  • Statics and Dynamics 
  • Mechanics of solids

What we need from you

GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs, including Grade 4 or above in English and Grade 5 or above in maths.

A Level or equivalent 3 A levels to include Maths (Grade ABB or above) . Additional A levels which will not be accepted are Citizenship Skills, General Studies and Critical Thinking.

OR Preceding level apprenticeship or equivalent demonstrable work experience in the occupation area to be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Here’s what you need to know

  • We’re committed to equal opportunities and actively promote a diverse and inclusive working environment, and fairness for everyone. 
  • We have a market leading benefits package – it includes a, 26 days’ holiday plus 8 bank holidays, a generous pension scheme and the chance to choose from 20 flexible benefits.
  • Potential pay progressions throughout the scheme based academical and placement performance, with an initial salary of £18,000.
  • A dedicated buddy and mentor to support you throughout your E.ON journey.
  • This role will be based at one of our Nottingham offices, with travel to other sites across the UK.
  • To avoid disappointment, we strongly advise you to apply well in advance. Our schemes attract great interest and we may have to close a scheme early if all the places are filled.
  • Due to the nature of this role a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check maybe required.

E.ON is committed to being an inclusive employer. We recognise that everyone is different and we aim to provide a working environment where each person feels respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. If you require any reasonable adjustments, please just let us know.


Your energy shapes our future

The entire energy sector is undergoing huge changes, as the world looks to a brighter and more sustainable future and E.ON are leading the change. As one of the largest sustainable energy providers in the UK, we’re looking for curious and ambitious individuals to help drive the energy transition.

Working with us means your work matters to millions of people. So if you have a passion for customers, learning about exciting new solutions and really want to make a difference, E.ON is the place to work. We offer you responsibility, amazing challenges and the opportunity for you to be part of something big and help create a better tomorrow.

Current Degree Apprentice, Future Leaders programme, Samantha Woods provides insight on her career journey so far:

“It sounds cliché, but no day is the same, which makes it an extremely exciting programme. Throughout my time at E.ON, I’ve met a range of colleagues and managers who have supported and encouraged my development throughout. The exposure I’ve gained has enabled me to grow in confidence and has improved my communication skills massively, which I don’t believe I would have been able to do so quickly through the traditional higher education route.”

Our apprentice programmes allow you to mix hands on experience and formal qualifications to build a successful and rewarding career. Allowing you the perfect balance of learning, working and earning. You’ll also be fully supported throughout by our Early Careers Talent Team and existing apprentices.

E.ON are passionate about encouraging and inspiring the aspirations of young people and educating schools, parents and students on the different career pathways within the energy sector.

Click here to find out more about the different apprenticeships we offer at E.ON UK.

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